I was putting my finger near the GPU fan to feel if the airflow was working correctly, I guess I went to far and one of the blades fell out upon touching my finger. The temperature seems to be fine, it just seems to be making a slight vibrating noise now.
So, should/can I buy a new fan to replace my 6770's now one blade less fan - Also, is it ok to increase fan percentage still?
The best thing to do would infact be to buy a 7850 and maybe try to get the 6770 sold? I'm not that experienced with changing fans so I'm not quite sure but I would guess that you need a special one allthough guessing is not the proper thing to do with computers
Got it for free off my step brother lol, I don't have a clue, to be honest, I don't even see him anymore. I don't even know if i'd go through the hassle of getting a replacement anyway, I would just look to save for a 7850
It will definitely be off balance and definitely wear out the bearing. Just a matter of when. You could be ok for months though who knows. If you dont want to spend the bucks just keep an eye or ear on that fan. And also monitor the temp of your GPU so you don't burn it up. Or just get a new card?